Terrestrial Radio Royalties Bill Gets Through Mark-Up

The House Judiciary Committee today approved a performance rights bill that would require traditional radio stations to pay royalties to copyright holders for playing music over the air. This landmark piece of legislation strives to change practices that date back to the 1920s. In all the history of radio, stations have played music for free.

House Judiciary Committee today approved a performance rights bill that would require traditional radio stations to pay royalties to copyright holders for playing music over the air. This landmark piece of legislation strives to change practices that date back to the 1920s. In all the history of radio, stations have played music for free.

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